Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at newly released statistics on apprenticeships and university applications.
Today’s blog looks at Action for Children’s report ‘Choose Childhood’, examining the quality of childhood experiences in today’s society. We also look at the interim stats on this year’s Key Stage SATS and the value of high-level apprenticeships.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the new drive to help children in care into independent schools, a new advisory group to support headteachers, and the report by the Children’s Commissioner for England on child vulnerability.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at a new report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation about the apprenticeship levy and the content of Relationship Education at primary school.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the annual publication of Schools, Pupils and their Characteristics data, graduate student loans and the first Tourism Sector Deal, as announced by the Prime Minister today.
The curriculum also includes the knowledge pupils need to help address climate change in the future. For example, in design and technology pupils are taught to consider the impact of the products they design on individuals, society and the environment. Schools have the autonomy to go into as much depth on these subjects as they see fit.
We have been clear that there is more money going into our schools than ever before, and since 2017, we have given every local authority more money for every 5 to 16 year old in every school and made funding fairer across the country.
Our school sixth forms and colleges have a vital role to play in making sure people have the skills they need to get on in life. That is why we have protected the base rate of funding for 16 to 19 year olds until 2020. We continue to allocate further funding for specific needs such as an extra £500m for providers to support disadvantaged students.
Exclusion should not be considered the end point for any child; it has to be the start of something new and positive – with alternative provision offering smaller class sizes and tailored support.
We want to create opportunity for everyone. Employment has risen in every UK region under this government, wages are outstripping inflation, the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has narrowed and the proportion of 16 and 17-year-olds in education or apprenticeships is at its highest ever.